Singapore's daily local COVID-19 cases triple

People cross a road in Singapore

FILE PPHOTO: People cross a road, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Singapore November 3, 2021. REUTERS/Caroline Chia

Singapore reported a record 13,046 local coronavirus infections on Friday, triple the previous day’s tally.

Singapore has recorded 85,357 cases of the virus over the last 28 days, but 99.7% of them had no or mild symptoms.

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The country has fully vaccinated 89% of the total population against COVID-19, while 59% have received boosters shots.

Authorities have previously warned that daily cases could rise to as many as 15,000 due to the highly transmissible Omicron variant.

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